Nature of Work
Pay: $13.00 per crossing. This is not an hourly rate.
Non-exempt, contract position that provides safety of students and community members, enforces crosswalk functions and procedures, and maintains student management at crosswalk facility and school property.
Position requires the ability to enter traffic lanes to direct children and drivers; stand for undetermined amounts of time, walk and reach with hands and arms. Visual acuity sufficient to accurately record license plate numbers of traffic violators.
Works 100% outside in all types of weather and is constantly exposed to dirt, dust, and exhaust fumes. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.
Duties and Responsibilities
Directs, monitors, and assists students and community members to cross at established crosswalks and school zones.
Alerts motorists to the presence of students and community by displaying appropriate signs and stops traffic to cross students and community members. Places and removes department assigned equipment and signs for the established school zones.
Wears and displays department assigned reflective clothing while performing crossing guard duties.
May record license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals and report infractions to appropriate authorities.
Attends required training.
No specific education or experience required. Prior school crossing guard experience is preferred.
Applicants who successfully pass the Interview step will undergo an intensive LCPD background check and must pass with favorable marks.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to interact professionally and appropriately with children and other members of the community; detect traffic flows to enter the street to direct traffic.
City Of Las Cruces